So tell us a little about your shop and what you sell...
My Etsy Store is full of my original paintings, prints and handmade paper crafts, from Seasonal Postcards to Gifts for Mom, with each item featuring my own artwork. All items are unique and created with enthusiasm and whimsy!
Where did you get your etsy shop name from?
Out of the Blue! I am an artist named Amy so artofamy seemed… appropriate, it is both explanatory and introductory!
Why did you start selling on Esty?
I started selling on Etsy after I came across the Etsy website and was blown away with the amount of creative ideas and unique items on it! I loved that everything was handmade. I just thought I'd like to be a part of this community too!
Where do you get inspiration for the items in your shop?
I adore Fairytales and Nonsense, which is where a LOT of my inspiration comes from. Imagination echo’s in most things I do, so I thought I would put it to good use and create things I can share with others.
How do you keep yourself motivated to keep on selling even if times are slow?
I love creating and I love to share my creations whether they sell or not. Just having people stop by and have a look is enough motivation for me. A heart every now and then helps too… not to mention having a great partner who gives me strength and encouragement when I need it most.
What kind of mediums do you use and why?
I use acrylic paint, its fast, solid and good quality. I always have new things I want to paint, so this is the most efficient medium for me when it comes to my Artwork.
What are your biggest goals for 2010?
To make my FIRST sale! …and from there, to keep people interested and keep my store alive!
What is your most popular item?(Either by most views or most sales)
My Carnival Print seems get the most views. This piece features a cute girl in a white dress next to a merry-go-round giraffe. My Mother's Day gift sets are getting a nice amount of views too!
Is there anyone or anything else you'd like to tell us about?
Stop by my Blog sometimes, I would love to hear any suggestions you might have on what I should paint or create next!
A big thanks to all those who have visited my Etsy store and left me a Heart! Extremely appreciated! Thanks guys!
Where can we find you?
Etsy Shop: www.artofamy.etsy.com